Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Obama greets people outside the home where he is attending a private campaign event March 16, 2012 in Atlanta


MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Sunday!

115 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 4 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Morning Chips and Danny. Have a great day!

  2. 6 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Wow, amazing that you got in first, Chips.

  3. 10 nospin
    March 16, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I was just revisiting yesterday’s thread on Bo and for the first time figured out that Bo most likely was named after Barack (B) Obama (o).
    It took me 5 years to figure that out. hahahahahahaha.

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      March 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Actually, no spin, I believe BO was named after a relative of the Obama girls since they were given the right to choose his name. My memory is hazy, though.

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Morning Nospin!

      I was trying to remember why they called him Bo – thank you Wikipedia!

      “…. given the name “Charlie” by his original owners, the puppy received his current name from President Obama’s two daughters, Malia and Sasha, in part after their cousins’ cat and Michelle Obama’s father’s nickname Diddley; the dog is a namesake of deceased singer Bo Diddley.”

  4. 15 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I totally love the look on that young girl’s face. She must be one of those young people we’ve been told have lost faith in the president. In media opposite world, overwhelming support for the president’s positions, joy on seeing him, shouts of “We love you” when in speaks at high schools and campuses means “we don’t support you.” Funny how that works.

  5. March 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Gooooooooooooood Morning everyone…..

    read…Bob’s comment…about being on the edge….

    I Pray that the world can contain Putin…

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      March 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Good morning, Pf. It’s darn scary and keeps me awake at night when I think about it. I’m very afraid for the citizens of Ukraine who are going to shed a lot of blood because of this maniac.

  6. 18 nospin
    March 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Where are my manners?

    Happy Sunday Morning all.

  7. March 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Morning Ms Chips! Morning everyone! Ha!ve a great day!

  8. 21 Vicki
    March 16, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Please read the NY Times front page article by Jonathan Martin this morning. Keep in mind that Jonathan Martin was hired away from Politico a Propaganda Agency he was a founding member of.

    The glaring lie in this cesspool of a “story” is about The President’s poll numbers.
    Then comes the expected blowing up FL congressional race into a forecast of doom for democrats, which it is NOT.
    Followed by how hideous for democrats is Scott Brown’s run in NH even though it is unlikely that Jeanne Shaheen will lose this race.

    Of course there is the RW and Blue Dog– Dog Whistle about the ACA. What? You thought only Paul Ryan did dog whistles?

    I think when anyone talks about fixing the ACA it is not Obamacare they think needs the fix.

    • 22 99ts
      March 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

      I think your resume of the item is sufficient – you have covered the reality – the Scott Brown issue makes me laugh – all the right wing, free enterprise, hate government folks who seem unable to survive except at the expense of the taxpayer – or do they simply live on campaign funds/PAC expenses?

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

      You know Vicki, when they hired him, it was the final nail in the coffin of the NYT. Comical.

    • 24 jackiegrumbacher
      March 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Vicki, thank you for wading through the cesspool and saving us the trouble of reading this crap. My feeling about the Dem gloom and doom in 2014 is that it might make R’s over confident and that’s a good thing. I believe the secret ingredient in November will be the great unhappiness people in many states feel about the 2010 R governors. Despite all the Koch brothers efforts, these people have been scourges on the states and many voters are fed up with them. I know some people in PA who would crawl over hot coals to vote Corbett out. All we can do is work as hard as we can to save our country–because that’s really what’s at stake

  9. 25 99ts
    March 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hope the GOP don’t pick up on this one – another way to lose votes

    Tasmanian election: Denison votes destroyed after being damaged by letter-opening machine

    And we are having a new senate election in one state because votes were lost in a recount, which I guess is better than having the courts declare the winners – the court determined a new vote was needed. I always thought we had a great electoral system where these sorts of things never happen – silly me.

  10. 26 dotster3
    March 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Watching some Irish dancing on CBS Sunday Morning, wondering if chips is a step dancer.
    Chips, please inform—–need answer! 🙂

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:29 am

      🙂 Dotster – confession: The basic step in Irish dancing is the 1-2-3. I could not even conquer that when I had to do Irish dancing in school, the teacher said I was the first student she ever had who couldn’t manage it. So, in short, I was never going to be a female Michael Flatley.

  11. 30 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Anyone know who this congress critter, who just followed me on twitter, is, a dem or a repub? His TL is full of Obama is a dictator crap.

      • March 16, 2014 at 9:27 am

        Uggggggggh, he’s following me too!

        • 33 carolyn
          March 16, 2014 at 9:36 am

          I looked up his Twitter feed. His first descriptors are “Christian, father, husband…..former small business owner…..” I read his time line, he is a far right nut from South Carolina. Thinks PBO is becoming a dictator and is “not above the law” Basically, he is scum.

          • March 16, 2014 at 9:38 am

            It’s funny Carolyn, whenever I see “Christian” in someone’s Twitter bio I automatically assume they’re a RW nut. True Christians don’t really advertize their faith, they just get on quietly with being, well, Christian.

            • 35 99ts
              March 16, 2014 at 9:55 am

              And that’s what I always think – if you have to say it – it mustn’t be obvious by your words and actions – we are such brillant people to have the same thoughts 🙂

              • March 16, 2014 at 9:57 am

                We are unmatched, my Aussie twin!!

                • 37 99ts
                  March 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

                  I have Irish ancestors, also too – if they hadn’t been such liars about where they came from and how they got here – we could be cousins as well as twins.

                  • March 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

                    😆 It still cracks me up that your history-tracing efforts are constantly hindered by tall-tale-telling Irish folk!!

                    • 39 99ts
                      March 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

                      I have my Scottish folks back to 1550, the English 1610 – the Irish – arrived in Australia c. 1850s – the end. I think they swam here – or else they stowed away, or jumped ship – I do know they didn’t arrive on an aeroplane or via land transport – although they may deny this fact.

                      When you register a child in Australia – most states ask as to date and place of marriage of the parents. One of the Irish forebears had the first couple of children before the marriage, caused utter confusion by rearranging 5 years of the gregorian calendar to resequence events. If we meet in an afterlife we shall discuss this in much detail 🙂

                    • March 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

                      “….. caused utter confusion by rearranging 5 years of the gregorian calendar to resequence events.”

                      I am weeping here, and not just because Liverpool scored.

            • 41 anniebella
              March 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

              My Mom always say you don’t have to go around boasting that you are a christian, you let your deeds speak for themselves, how you treat people, help the poor, the needy, homeless, sick, doing those things speak louder then doing what the right wing haters do well is yell that they are a christian.

            • March 16, 2014 at 10:21 am

              True Christians don’t really advertize their faith, they just get on quietly with being, well, Christian.




              The Nuns on the Bus!

      • March 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

        On the 1st of August, Duncan took part in the ´Chick-fil-a appreciation day´, using Twitter to publicise his purchase of large quantities of fried chicken produce in an apparent endorsement of CEO Dan Cathy´s anti-same-sex marriage sentiments.[20]

        In January 2012, The New American‘s Freedom Index gave Duncan a perfect 100% score for his votes in 2011. He was just one of three members of congress to receive a perfect score, the other two being Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-Texas).[21]



        • 48 anniebella
          March 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

          I know all about that Walter B. Jones (R-NC), the Republican who afew years ago went to Tennessee and spoke on a well known racists white supremacist radio show and when I ask the local news and him why he did that, I got no answer.

      • 49 99ts
        March 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

        Interesting that he doesn’t give a party on all his blurbs – but given the blurbs & who he represents – not to mention the hate dished at the President – you can guess he is a GOP – and why is he following TOD’s best known international man of travel?

    • 74 Betsy
      March 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

      I had the same thing, just blocked him. Thanks!

  12. 75 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Now, getting back to our scheduled programming

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  13. March 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Man United currently beating Liverpool 0-0.

  14. 92 dotster3
    March 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    A sad but important story on CBS Sunday Morning on how the children of returning service members are so adversely affected by a parent who has been damaged by war, a different person than the one they remembered. It’s not just the vet who has to deal with all kinds of troubling issues and the spouses and the marriages. So many of the children in these families suffer depression and other ills, 1 in 4 consider suicide. And most will have to deal with the affects for a lifetime. And so far, there is no help extended to all these kids so negatively affected. War—–hell.

  15. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    March 16, 2014 at 10:10 am

  16. 96 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Nice save by liverpool goalie.

  17. March 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

  18. 101 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    oopsie – 2-0

  19. 102 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Get over it ruiney.

  20. 103 Allison
    March 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    He is delusional.

  21. 108 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    GM. It’s still morning, right?

    • 109 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Been out of bed for close to 4 hours, but still feel bleary-eyed.

    • 110 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Trying to decide if I should read all your comments now, or wait until the end of the week recap, when I might be more wide awake. Hmmmm.

  22. March 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

    “Because Democrats need to recognize that what made 2006, 2008 and 2012 different from other recent elections wasn’t just an ability to keep up financially — it was the volunteers”,,,,,,


    and I would add…it was the ORGANIZATION!!!

  23. 112 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Ross Arnett: There are too many problems with Man United for me to write in 140 characters, may ask Twitter for some more.


  24. 115 amk for obama
    March 16, 2014 at 11:14 am

    man u truly fucked. Go suarez

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